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Bali Events Calendar 2017 & 2018 by

Balinese Ceremonies, Festivals and Conferences happening all year round

Bali hosts an increasing choice of international events for special interest groups.

Bali is one of the region's premier destinations for events of all kinds. The combination of exotic tropical location, world-class food, luxurious accommodations and a distinctive local culture make Bali the ideal place to hold both local and international events. Whether you're arranging a wedding, a workshop or a conference, Bali can offer the perfect venue and support.

Our Bali Events Calendar includes Balinese Holidays and Ceremonies as well as International Festivals and Conferences taking place in Bali. Note that the cultural centre of Ubud is fast becoming a magnet for New Age and spiritually inclined visitors to hold special events or simply to bask in the town's unique energy. See our Retreats and Workshops Calendar for more details.

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Bali Events Calendar 2016 & 2017

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Ubud Cultural Dance Performances


Jan 4 & Aug 2

Buda Cemeng Klawu: Celebrated every 210 days Buda Wage Klawu or better known as Buda Cemeng Klawu is a tradition of Hinduism in Bali. In this tradition “Bhatara Rambut Sedana” honours the “Goddess of Prosperity”, who brings wealth and fortune to humans. Ceremonies take place in domestic environments, business premises as well as Temples across Bali. It is mostly celebrated by businesses, such as market traders, shop owners, restaurants and financial institutions . Special offerings are given to honor Ida Batara Sedana or “Goddess of Prosperity” as a form of gratitude for this gift.


Jan 21 & Aug 19

Hari Raya Saraswati: This day is devoted to Dewi Saraswati, the Goddess of Science & Knowledge. Books of knowledge, manuscripts and the Wedas are blessed and special offerings are made for them. On Saraswati Day, the Balinese make offerings to their books. Students celebrate at school, usually in the morning. The Saraswati Day is not a day off work, so all offices are open.


Jan 25 & Aug 23

Hari Raya Pagerwesi: Four days after Hari Raya Saraswati - and the final day of the Saraswati ceremonies, comes Hari Raya Pagerwesi. Literally translating to “iron fence,” (“pager” meaning “fence,” and “wesi” meaning “iron”), the name of the day symbolizes a powerful protection. A symbol of strong self-protection, the iron fence suggests one ought to protect oneself with a strong barrier against the obstacles in life. On Hari Raya Pagerwesi, the Balinese focus on building a strong personal fortification - ensuring that evil cannot enter their minds, speech and deeds, so won’t be able do harm their surroundings.


Jan 26

Hari Raya Siwa Latri: Siwaratri, often referred to as the 'night of Siwa', is an auspicious time for introspection and meditation during which the Hindus of Bali pray for forgiveness of their earthly sins and for support and strength from Siwa in order to reach their higher selves.


Feb 4 & Sep 2

Tumpek Landep: The Aspicious Ceremony for Sharpening Metallic Objects, Hearts and Minds. At least four times a year visitors to Bali will bear witness to cars and motorbikes cruising the streets of the island decorated with ‘sampian’ and ‘lamak’ – offerings made of young coconut leaves and flowers. The decorations mark that the cars and motorbikes have been blessed through ceremonious rituals.


Mar 11 & Oct 7

Tumpek Uduh/ Tumpek Pengatag: The name of Tumpek Kandang is derived from two words, "Tumpek" meaning Saturday and "Kandang", the Balinese word for the household animals such as cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, dogs, and birds - all of which are highly valued by the Balinese. Tumpek Kandang is a day to worship Sang Hyang Rare-Angon (God of animals).


Mar 29

Hari Raya Nyepi / Silence Day:Nyepi is a Balinese "Day of Silence" that is commemorated every Isakawarsa (Saka new year) according to the Balinese calendar (in 2016, it falls on March 9). It is a Hindu celebration mainly celebrated in Bali, Indonesia.


April 5 & Nov 1

Hari Raya Galungan: Galungan is a Balinese holiday celebrating the victory of dharma over adharma. It marks the time when the ancestral spirits visit the Earth. The last day of the celebration is Kuningan, when they return. The date is calculated according to the 210-day Balinese calendar.


April 15 & Nov 11

Hari Raya Kuningan: The last day of the celebration is Kuningan, when they return. The date is calculated according to the 210-day Balinese calendar.


Jul 29

Hari Tumpek Wayang: Tumpek Wayang is a special day filled with blessings dedicated towards the traditional performing art form of shadow puppetry. Various offerings are made to the equipment and range of character puppets involved in the traditional theatrical art.


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